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if copd is still making it hard to breathe, ask your doctor if including advair will help improve your lung function for better breathing. get your first full prescription free and save on refills. >> sean: tonight on the green swindle a special edition of hannity. liberals have told us if we don't give them more control over our lives environmental armageddon will be around the bend. they say science is on their side and there's there's nothing left to debate. tonight glaring errors and how big business has turned global warming hysteria into a multi-billion dollar industry. first how at vlism turned into fear-mongering over the climate. we start at the beginning of the green swindle. >> the planet has a fever. >> the threat from guy mit change is serious, urgent and
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growing. >> sean: global warming hysteria spreading across the country. entire relationship between humanity and our planet has been radically altered. >> sean: people live in fear the planet will perish unless they alter how they go about their lives. how did the issue of preserving the environment dissolve into the present day fearmongering? experts say we can look at certain events in history. >> modern environmental movement sprang up in the 60s and very early 1970s. it represented a huge wholesale break with traditional conservation for about 100 years. >> sean: two books were published in the 60s that made the modern environmental movement what it is today in 1962 rachel carson's book was released. in the book she condemns the overuse of pesticides. >> aerial spray of pesticides
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should be brought under strict controls. >> sean: al gore wrote it had a profound impact on his life. one of the reasons why i game so conscious of the environment and so involved with environmental issues. >> "silent spring" is often credited with paving the way for the environmental movement. it was just a time when there was a challenge to authority, stemming partly from the vietnam war. the sense that the of the country might be taking us in the wrong direction. that was carried over to environmental issues as well. >> this was read widely by people cross the nation. particularly by students. this was during the period when the student revolution was breaking out in the united states. instead of holding up chairman mao for the red book for survival they rediscovered carson's little green book.
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>> sean: in 1968 the population bomb argued that we must rapidly bring the world's population under control. ehrlich predicted overcrowding was causing the world's environmental problems and would lead to mass famine. on the cover: while reading these words four people will have died from starvation, most of them children. >> these books are best sellers, because they foretell doom and gloom. the population bomb was all about doom and gloom, most of what paul ehrlich wrote has been disprove event over time. >> sean: he suggests the government should allow voluntary sterilization for both sexes and give a series of financial rewards and penalties designed to discourage reproduction. >> people who got involved in movements like the anti-war movement they found it was in some ways an enjoyable experience. when the war did wind down they were looking for another crew side -- crusade to join.
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>> sean: these two books were instrumental for the creation of earth day >> that day happens to be the birthday of lenin. folks will tell thank you is a coincidence. a lot of young radical environmentalists thought this was clever. an in-- in your face to capitalism. >> sean: 20 million par 'tised in the first festivities across the country. the fear of global cooling started in the 70s. a cover story in the 1975 issue of "newsweek" magazine elevated the hysteria to a nation level. these fears would morph into global warming as science indicated the temperatures were rising and not falling. in the coming decade the movement would mesh with politics. patrick moore one of the founding members of greenpeace. >> around it mid 80s
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the movement was hijacked by the political left. at the same time, the berlin wall came down, communism ended and a lot of people who were anti-american and leftist in their orientation moved into the environmental movement, bringing their neomarxism with them. they learned to use green language in a clever way to cloak agendas that have more to do with anti-capitalism and anti-globalization than anything to do with eye . >> sean: patrick moore left greenpeace in 198 of. >> i left for two reasons. one was the larger issue i wanted to get out of confrontation politics. just telling people what they should stop doing. and start to work with people to find solutions for the environment and sustainability. when the environmental movement baby so is strongly politicized, left against right it was time to leave. >> sean: it wasn't just the environment groups that began pushing their political
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agendas. >> this got going in washington in 1988 when james hanson, a scientist at nasa testified in front of congress about global warming and claiming it was a big issue, that it was real. this put this on congress' radar. >> sean: from there the movement began to inflate the political dialogue. >> up the dag -- up until the middle of the 90s had you environmental groups that have their own concerns and causes and they had to pick their spots. >> sean: in 2006 the poster child for global warming came out with his now infamous movie. >> world trade center memorial would be underwater. impact of a couple hunt,000 refugees then imagine 100 million. >> for some reason the combination of people's desire for entertainment and celebrities has one after another brought people not forefront as heroes. such as al gore.
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such as paul ehrlich. who really don't necessarily have all the answers. i mean it is absolutely crazy, al gore is not a scientist. he hasn't got a scientific bone in his body many he's a politician. a mass mover of propaganda. >> al gore's movie came out. again, it was you suddenly all over the popular culture. you had a guy out there that everybody knew. he became the face of this. simply raised public awareness. >> sean: this brings us to present day where global warming is not necessarily a movement any more, but actually an indispute -- indisputable fact. >> they've taken the science out, there's this mix of sensationalism, misinformation and fear. >> sean: the in enters the >> sean: the in enters the
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. >> sean: the intergovernmental panel on climate change many politicians site work to support their claims. how did this panel come into being and how objective is the science? >> the nobel peace prize for 2007 is to be shared between the intergovernmental panels on climate change and al gore for their efforts to build up and disseminate great knowledge about manmade climate change. >> sean: the international pan
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climate change founded by the united nations in 1988. findings used to justify some of the most extreme claims about global warming. how did this group become so influential? contrary to its portrayals in the mainstream media it conducts no scientific research. founded to promote international climate agreements. >> it was chartered to support a possible future climate treaty. that's what they do. >> sean: to understand the radical approach all you need to do is look at its inspiration the controversial u.n. bureaucrat sir maurice strong. >> it all began in the mind of 1 a.m. bish , very rich civil servant who was one of the factions in the h that has hoped the u.n. could be turned into a world government.
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>> sean: strong viewed democracy as an obstacle. he argued that our concepts of ballot box democracy may need to be modified to produce strong governments capable of making difficult decisions, particularly in terms of safeguardsing the global environment using a global warming platform strong tried to force nations to give up their sovereignty. he went on to propose a global tax on the use of oceans, atmosphere and outer space. >> problem is, if you really take global warming as something that you have to stop right now, that gives you entree to every aspect of the person's life. >> sean: with the philosophy rooted in such radicalism, no surprise that the group has stopped at nothing to sell it as agenda. >> the evidence is overwhelming the world would benefit greatly from early action. and delay would only lead to costs in human terms that would be high
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>> sean: the panel reflects the belief beliefs of so-called scientific fix consensus. >> notion of science by authority is stupid and counter to sciences. it is supposed to be conducted only the politicians want science as a source of authority. >> sean: they sell its agenda their assessment reports. these reports push for international treaties to curb emissions by painting a picture of environmental armageddon. the group issued reports in 90, 2005, 2001 and 2007 and a fifth report is underway. object to how these reports are compiled. >> scientists who are the lead authors on the ipcc are nominated by their governments. therefore, the governments say this represents science as we see it. >> sean: once the authors are chosen they survey the scientific literature and claim to reflect it in their reports.
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>> they cherry pick literature, extend their window for what is accept able for consideration if there's a paper they think helps and ignore papers that don't. >> sean: patrick michaels experienced the ipcc's biased firsthand. >> they said they would keep a paper of mine out even if they to review what the peer review literature was. they were bound and determined to have a point of view come through and they succeeded. sean the ipcc's reputation has come under fire for a series of errors in in its reports. >> those errors all point in the same direction. towards creating a problem where there isn't one. and towards exaggerating it where there is. >> sean: this is a used in the first and second assessment reports. it shows what scientists refer to as the medieval warm period during which temperatures were as high or higher than they are today. if true this casts doubt on the idea that humans caused
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global warming. shockingly the medieval warm period was removed from this graph which became the iconic image of the panel's 2001 report. >> instead of a big bump in the medieval period as had been in the 1990 report and much lower temperatures since. they've straightened out the bump and produced a huge increase. >> sean: more troubling a finding in the ipcc's first assessment report that the warming we've witnessed over the past few decades could be due to natural vary ability. scientists who contributed to the second assessment report came to a similar conclusion. >> the u.s. bureaucrats realized if a second report came out saying there is no discernible link between human activities and climate change people would begin to say why are we make for these junkets around the world? >> sean: when a second assessment report was published all of the uncertainty about how much
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humans contributed to global warming was removed. >> copy that came out, after peer review said the balance of evidence suggests there's a discernible human influence on global climate. changed after the peer review process. >> sean: errors in the most recent report published in 2007 seem almost amateurish. >> the 2007 report said among other things that all the ice in the himalayas, all the glaciers would be gone within 25 years of today. the lead author of that chapter knew that figure was incorrect. they didn't mean 2030 five, they meant 2350 it is not going to be gone then either. >> sean: among the sources, a student thesis. environmental pressure group's press release. and feature article in a popular climber's magazine. the head of the ipcc refused
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to apologize for the report's numerouser errorses -- errors. >> i have no intentions of resigning. i was elect by acclamation by all the countries of the world. and -- >> sean: hopefully he and his group take things more seriously as the ipcc prepares its next report due in 2014. al gore leads the charge for al gore leads the charge for an vl cl
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. >> sean: welcome back. for decades worlz leaders have pushed for -- world leaders have push ford a agreement. >> we all have to agree the potential for serious climate disruption is real. >> our first step should be to set realistic and achievable binding emissions limits. >> sean: that was 1997 global warming hysteria reached fever pitch. the u.n. and ipcc pushed hard for an international agreement that would require nations to reduce their carbon emissions and the clinton administration jumped on . >> now is time to cut back emissions design 21st century solutions and begin the steps necessary to return our planet
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to the stable climate balance that has been enjoyed by our ancestors. >> sean: this set the tone for two treaties that were never signed but did expose the true agenda of global warming hysterics to punish the united states, rebusiness -- redistribute wealth. >> no agreement requires anything. no agreement tabled so far there are several. none require anything by the countries where emissions are skyrocketing. it is not about emissions, it is about us. >> sean: push for an international climate treaty started with the kyoto protocol in 1997. we that failed the second attempt came at last year's conference. the president made a strong push for a climb mate agreement. -- for a climb mate agreement. >>
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[ inaudible ] >> sean: the children for-gore team faced a major problem. the u.s. senate staunchly opposed any treatment -- any treat i think that would harm the u.s.. >> non-- [ inaudible ] don't go to kyoto in december and agree to this treaty or anything that looks like it unless it treats other countries like it does us and/or you guarantee it will not harm the united states. >> sean: evenly democrats opposed the treaty, including massachusetts senator john kerry, delaware senator joe biden, california senator boxer and massachusetts senator kennedy. that did not sit well with the vice president. gore intervened to make sure the u.s. would sign at cord regardless of what the senate had to say. >> after talking with our negotiators this morning and speaking on the telephone from here a short time ago with
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president clinton, i'm strucking our delegation right now to show increased negotiating flexability. >> sean: with blatant disregard for the senate gore agreed to an international treaty obligating the united states to reduce its emissions 5% below 1990 levels. he also made it clear he would go along with the environmental agenda at any cost. >> it was a spectacular capitulation. utterly unthinking agreement to terms that were drafted by europe, solely to benefit europe and solely to disadvantage us. >> sean: critics charged the treaty would have crippled the u.s. economy. >> projections are electric rates would have gone up by at least 50%. gasoline at the pump by a dollar a gallon. natural gas prices between 30 and 50%. >> sean: they also say it unfairly targeted the u.s. and other industrialized nations. >> the idea was for the
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developing nations to agree to binding limits on their greenhouse gas emissions. developing nations including china and india, were left out. >> it exempts 155 countries. it gives them a free ride. of course they are onboard. >> sean: in november of 1998 president clinton signed the kyoto protocol. >> agreement is environmental strong and ly sound. it reflects a commitment by our generation to act in the interests of future generations. >> sean: the senate saw things differently and made it clear it would never ratify this treaty. >> in my opinion the kyoto deal is dead on arrival. it is steined -- it is designed to give some nations a free ride. designed to raise energy prices in the u.s.. >> sean: gore's maneuver showed america's willing to appease environmental extreme . this time president obama leading the charge.
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>> we come here in copenhagen because climate change poses a great and growing danger. >> sean: the summit was thrown off course when a draft copy of the proposed agreement leaked. it showed plans to force industrialized countrieses to pay developing nations an amount equivalent to .5% of their gdp levied a tax on countries like the u.s. to give money to poor nations. like kyoto a blatant attempt to redispwaoult -- redistribute wealth in the name of environment. >> to bring about a massive shift of wealth from the united states to developing countries. in effect the third world quoting that as saying we chinese will lend you 100 billion dollars and you pay interest and then you give it back to us in the other third world countries cleaning up our environment and building more factories to compete with your american-made products
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many probably the worst deal i've heard in all my 30 years in congress. >> sean: while the treaty eludes us gore and obama put the u.s. in a dangerous spot showing we will sacrifice our sovereignty for those who do not have our best interests at heart. >> still ahea
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>> sean: welcome back. skeptics have long doubted the
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science behind global warming. a recent scandal shows they had good reason to be suspicious. in november 2009, unknown hacker leased thousands of e-mails from the climatic research unit sparking a controversy that will forever be known as climate -- climategate. revealing effort to hide the truth that global warming is far from conclusive. the unit provide data to government and organizations like the u.n.'s intergovernmental panel on climate change. the unit run by bill jones collaborates with scientists worldwide notably michael mann head of penn state's earth system science center. >> michael mann and bill jones are probably the two main figures in a very small clique
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of climate scientists. they are a group who work together to make sure their view of climateology is scene as the correct or dominate view. >> sean: their view is best represented by michael mann's famous hockey stick graph. reconstructs temperatures over the past 1,000 years. i shows the earth warming at alarming rate in the 20th century >> it became an icon. central to virtually every government's argument that something had to be done about global warming now. >> sean: the science behind the graph is questionable. starting withman's data his use of pine trees to reconstruct temperatures. several argue due to their natural deformties these trees do not make good specimens. >> everyone who has looked including the national academy of science panel said they shouldn't be used. >> sean: similar criticism
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leveled at his methodology. studies show a key step in his technique to generate a hockey stick even if random numbers are used. this was the case in the first seven panels of this chart. >> he used a mathematical technique that loaded all the weight of the final graph on these pines that discourted -- distorted the picture. >> sean: when the hockey stick is compared to another tree ring graph the results differed sharply starting in 1960. showing mann and jones struggling. >> what are they going to do about the fact that the graph is going in the wrong direction and detracts from the story. they choked off the post 1960 portion of briffa's graph. >> sean: jones faced the same problem reporting another report. he removed part of the data.
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in an e-mail he writes about using nature trick to hide the decline. above all the hockey stick graph proved luke five for mann. last year he received more than 2.4 million dollars in stimulus money. that's not all. >> at least 19, 20 million dollars has come in, in recent years. the money has come from european unions, from nato, from the united nations. it has come from the united states of america. >> sean: along with money came scrutiny led by an economist and mat tisch . >> we saw the hockey graph all over the place people kept refering to it as the last word on the subject. i was intriguing role it was playing including policy discussions. >> reporter: o' >> sean: their request for information -- mann writes
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this is the sort of dirty laundry one doesn't want to fall into the hands of those who might potentially try distort things. >> e-mails talking about dirty laundry and distortion and deletion and tricks. it does mock the integrity of the scientific method and those of us who are really serious about science. >> sean: e-mails that show manipulation of data were incriminating. but written discussions about does -- does regard records proved to be most damning. >> there's an e-mail from jones to m ann asking him to delete any e-mails he had related to the ipcc report and that he was going to ask other colleagues to do the same. >> sean: it doesn't stop there. the hockey graph team was determined to prevent opposing view points from gaining traction. in 2005 they attempted to
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discredit the editor of the scientific journal geophysical research letters after he published one of mcintyre questioning the hockey graph. >> evidence they were trying to get the editor of the journal fired. the fact that they did actually engage in a conspiracy to try to get him forced out, is against, indicative of an attitude toward scientific process which is disturbing. >> sean: even the ipcc doesn't emerge unscathed. critics say -- >> the hockey stick issue known to ipcc as a problem five years ago. instead of having an independent author in the assessment they had a close associate involved. >> sean: that close associate none other than keith briffa.
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>> partisan hardly covers it. first of all incompetent. i don't think he read the papers. >> sean: when climategate broke e-mails went viral scientists were cleared of wrongdoing critics called these investigations a sham. >> all of these inquiries have been a disappointment. in a sense, the documentation is there. and the record is there. we are still waiting for a real inquiry to be formed that will get to the bottom of -- >> sean: while culprits claim innocence they are still trying to rewrite history. maann said this about the hockey stick graph. >> i thought it was misplaced to make it a central icon. >> sean: while investigations turned up nothing impact of climategate is clear. >> reputation of the cru has been trapped the united nations has become more of a laughing stock because they seem to buy everything out of the cru.
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fire was fire. and the first language, the language of chemistry, was universal and eloquent. and the unique ability of chemiry to change everything has never changed. it is still the hope of human history to come. it is still the bond in partial between the elements.
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hydrogen, oxygen, carbon and human. >> sean: president obama's answer to the so-called problem of global warming is one of the most controversial solutions shopped today. >> the president: every little bit of pollution sent up into the atmosphere that polluter is getting charged. >> sean: known as cap and trade. what does it mean? the
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>> the government capped how much co 2 companies can produce and allows them to trade credit. >> if one firm has high coast and another firm has low cost the low cost firm can credit -- can create credits and sell them to the other company. you leave it to marketplace to determine what measures should be rused to reduce pollution. it is a misnomer to say it is market based. at best market socialism. because you are rationing energy use. >> sean: where did this idea come from? like many things related to the current administration traced back to obama's hometown and a company called the chicago climate exchange for the ccx. the company declined an interview request. in an e-mail a spokesperson explains that the purpose is to help prepare businesses and market for potential regulations at the international or federal level while reducing greenhouse gas
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emissions through a rules-based exchange platform. the founder of ccx is richard sandor. >> was one of the leaders saying why don't we start a climate exchange for greenhouse gases. he got foundation grants from liberal foundations like the joyce foundation at the time one of whose board members was a guy named barack obama. >> sean: the company originated with two grants from the foundation whose president soon left to become the executive vice president of ccx. valerie jar -- valerie jarrett was the former director. >> usually you don't need foundation funding there is usually plenty of private money because there is usually lots of profit in trading commodities. carbon is different because we are going to make that market artificially. >> sean: in 2006 ccx was
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acquired by plc then acquired in july of this year by intercontinental exchange for approximately 600 million dollars. among those who may have benefited financially? sandor who owned 17% of shares. al gore's company and goldman sachs which at one point owned as much as 10%. >> there's a lot of green to be made being green. >> reporter: despite arguments in favor of a cap and trade system many maintain not only is a bad idea also nearly impossible to implement. climatologists and former nasa scientist dr. spencer says the energy technology necessary to make a large scale switch from fossil fuels to not -- does not yet exist. >> you cannot legislate new forms of energy into existence. sean dr. spencer argues the climate system is less sensitive to co 2 than most claim and co 2 in the
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atmosphere might not be a badning. >> cap and trade might make people feel good about them we are doing something to help the environment. but it is not going to have measureable impact on future global temperatures. >> sean: others argue against the practicality. if -- >> the president: reduce i ms. s and reduce them additional 80% -- 8%. >> what does that mean in practical terms? reducing our fossil fuel energy use to a level the united states lacked experience 100 years ago. >> sean: critics argued what it would mean for an already struggling economy. >> cap and trade is for pushing use of fossil fuel so other sources of energy inherently more expensive will become more attractive. >> sean: washington times stated that obama's plan could cost industry close to two trillion. nearly three times the white house's initial estimate.
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>> where do the energy companies get their money? from rate payers people who buy gas, natural gas and electricity. so the consumer pays 100% of the tab. >> the president: under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily -- wouldn't necessarily skyrocket. >> once people saw it was a huge tax increase folded into their energy bills. people saw the economic impact not only on their pocketbook also on american jobs and competitiveness around the worm. >> the greatest amount of -- around the world. >> the greatest amount of experience anyone has, they've been dabbling in this for a couple of years. >> you've had a number of companies in that have shutdown factories or moved out of europe. >> sean: cap and trade inches closer to becoming reality the
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waxman-markey bill similar to the eu's emission trading system narrowly passed the house last year by 219-212. >> what do you say to the 212 that voted against it? >> the bill was this 1,000 page monstrosity of deals and special arrangements for all kinds of interest groups that will create a lot of regulation, a lot of work for lawyers. it won't do much to make us a wealth they are or greener society. >> sean: the bill is currently sitting in the senate. >> the president: i look forward to continue this work with the senate so congress can send me a bill i can sign into law. >> politicians are more interested in gaining power than they are in improving our economy. >> either that or they are just plain stupid. they really don't care about the -- whether the science is right or wrong. all they care about is this is an opportunity to expand government. since all of humanity requires
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>> sean: from coast-to-coast people in businesses are going green. is this movement helping the environment or just lining the pockets of big corporations? >> the green ref solution the solution to -- revolution is the solution to the financial crisis, national security crisis, the debt crisis and the climate crisis. [ applause ] >> they are all connected. >> sean: since the 2006 debut of "inconvenient truth" the business of global warming has
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been booming pushing its political agenda on the american people and turning huge profits. everywhere we look americans are bombarded with images and products pushing the green movement and lifestyle. . >> you have the media wanting to sell newspapers, what is going to be the best headline here? the truth climate continues changeable, not very exciting. or the lie, world to end. you have the scientists in search of . politicians in search of issue. they are becoming multi-millionaires at the expense of the taxpayer. >> sean: so far it is working. >> more and more companies have decided they can get rich off of consumers by producing and promoting products they claim are green. >> sean: green products market in the u.s. was 209 billion dollars in 2005.
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one year later an "inconvenient truth" hit the screen and the market exploded. consumers will spend 420 billion dollars on green products in 2010 and 845 billion dollars by 2015. >> al gore's movie really jumpstarted the consumer awareness that somehow global warming was going to cause the end of the earth as we know it in less than 10 years. >> sean: it didn't just judgment start spending at supermarket animal. >> since 2005 venture capital investment in the green field has doubled and then doubled again. it went from zero to over five to six billion dollars a year in new start-up companies. businesses just boom. >> sean: what is all this money being spent on? it is being spread across the board from environmentally friendly cars to energy efficient lightbulbs to
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recycled toilet paper. there's growing concern about whether the products deliver on their green claims. >> a lot of the claims for green products don't make us healthier. they don't improve the environment. and they don't make us happier. they praise prices for typical american consumers. >> sean: how do the companies that go green pull in billions? by recruiting the big gunses to sell their environmental doom and gloom story. . >> i'm doing what -- hollywood. >> i'm doing what i can because it is an issue i think is global in every sense of the word. >> environmental disaster we've been confronting have -- >> sean: you can't go to the movies, turn on tv or pick up a magazine without go green movement. what are you to do after being made to feel guilty about your carbon footprint?
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>> carbon offset is the idea if your activity say your electric use and driving produces so much carbon dioxide that you can offset that by buying something that will reduce an equivalent amount. for example you can pay to participate in a project where they are planting a lot of trees. you are counteracting your own carbon dioxide emissions. >> sean: many airlines offer the option to purchase these offsets on their websites as part of your ticket purchase. now the offsets are their own million dollar industry. do they really help the environment? >> when you buy these carbon credits, what you are really doing is paying to plant a tree in either china or in the amazon. usually where most of these carbon credits come from. it is a total scam. >> global warming alarmists tell us we have to reduce our he ms immediately. many of these offsets don't take effect for several
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decades. >> sean: as al gore brings armageddon to our doorstep he continues to travel in jets and suv's under the guise his carbon offsets will even things out. >> you see al gore claiming that all of his activities are fully offset. that they buy car been offsets to counteract all of the emissions that he produces from flying around in his private jet. these carbon offsets are meant to make people feel less guilty about their high flying lifestyles. >> sean: although hollywood's influence is massive a more powerful force has more say. >> the president: the threat from climate change is serious. it is urgent. and it is growing. >> sean: the green revolution has taken democrat-controlled washington. it is no wonder in the 2008 election cycle environmental groups gave democrats nearly all of their 2.8 million
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dollars in donations. >> we will create a green revolution with investment in biofuel, wind, solar, geothermal. >> there's a close relationship between the democratic party and the environmental pressure groups. sean as long as the money keeps flowing in democrats will keep pushing green as a way to solve the world's problems >> the only reason many of these green products and green industries have starred is because the government decided this is what we should do, rather than the free market when the government decides versus a free market it is going to be wasteful, probably illogically put together and guess what? most of these projects are. sean with the fear of doomsday scenarios americans continue to sink their money one green thing after another with not much to show for it other than the swelling bank accounts of those selling the products. >> if we adopt the green economy that president obama